[development] module names and namespaces

Dave Cohen drupal at dave-cohen.com
Sat Oct 16 21:19:55 UTC 2010

Yeah, don't get me wrong.  I'm not _trying_ to break fb_social or any other module.  But I did by accident.  :)

And I might break future fb_... modules if I don't know they exist.  Within modules/fb/ there are a number of modules named fb_something, and I'll create new ones as needed.


On Saturday 16 October 2010 14:05:18 Daniel F. Kudwien wrote:
> > But isn't the entire "fb_social" namespace within the "fb" namespace?
> Yes, but that's the edge-case for which no solution exists.  There are various
> node_* or views_* or user_* modules, which all have to make sure that none of
> them unintentionally breaks the functionality of the "parent" namespace.
> That said, "fb_social" is only able to break the "fb" namespace in case "fb"
> implements stuff that starts with "fb_social".  Sounds rather unlikely to me,
> but I also don't know your code.
> In any case, this namespace conflict sounds easily resolvable through a gentle
> agreement of both maintainers.
> sun

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